Her First Flight Aboard Indian Airlines

By : Barnali Bose, Editor-ICN World KOLKATA : Tata,Tata, waved the little girl and her sister as their father stood at the door of the Boeing aircraft of the Indian Airlines flight. In those days, in the early 70’s, airports were not inaccessible to visitors. In fact, visitors were not only allowed to glance through the glass screens but could also step out on the porch to see the flights take off. In fact, one could faintly see passengers on the window seats waving to their loved ones. How could…

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ICN discovered the sparkle of ‘Gehana’

Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand : In the Mukteshwar region of Uttarakhand, the village ‘Gehana’ lit up today. This village, confined in the rural area, suddenly became the ‘Breaking News’ of the area when ICN Media Group, present in 179 countries through English language and 81 countries through Hindi language, organized this village and nearby areas.Wrote a new lesson in the future of ‘Rural Entrepreneurship and Self-reliance’. In the International Mission of Rural Entrepreneurship of ICN, many important seminars and workshops have been successfully organized on this subject not only in many rural areas…

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SJVN TO RAISE USD 500 MILLION THROUGH EXTERNAL COMMERCIAL BORROWING 

By: Vijay Kumar Verma, Group Editor-ICN World SHIMLA : Overcoming the challenges posed by COVID-19, SJVN is fast moving to execute the projects at hand and for the purpose has already raised Rs 1000 crore of low cost funds and is also in the process of raising another USD 500 million through External Commercial Borrowing. In an exclusive chat with this reporter, Nand Lal Sharma, Chairman and Managing Director of the company talked about plans to raise funds for the upcoming projects. SJVN plans an investment of Rs 75000 crore during…

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SJVN signs MoU with HP University Institute of Technology, for Skill Development

By: Vijay Kumar Verma, Group Editor-ICN World SHIMLA : In line with the vision of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Sh. Narendra Modi for Skill Development, a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between SJVN and University Institute of Technology, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. Sh Nand Lal Sharma, Chairman & Managing Director SJVN stated that this agreement is testimony to SJVN’s commitment towards holistic growth and development of the society by providing opportunities to the students of the State for Skill Development. With an objective of capacity building and providing relevant…

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SJVN CMD APPRISE PRIME MINISTER OF NEPAL OF THE CONCERNS FOR FASTER DEVELOPMENT OF POWER PROJECTS 

By: Vijay Kumar Verma, Group Editor-ICN World SHIMLA : For expeditious completion of the Company’s ongoing projects in Nepal, Nand Lal Sharma, CMD of SJVN had a meeting with the Prime Minister of Nepal Sher Bahadur Deuba at Kathmandu. SJVN is implementing a 900 MW Arun-3 Hydro power project and the downstream 679 MW Lower Arun project besides a 400kV Transmission line project in Nepal. After reviewing the progress of works at the company’s projects in Nepal, Nand Lal Sharma apprised the Prime Minister about the construction activities at 900 MW…

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Nepal Government Felicitates Sh Nand Lal Sharma CMD, SJVN

By: Vijay Kumar Verma, Group Editor-ICN World SHIMLA : Nand Lal Sharma, Chairman and Managing Director, SJVN, was felicitated by Rt. Hon’ble Prime Minister of Nepal, Sher Bahadur Deuba at function held at the Singha Durbar, Kathmandu to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Investment Board of Nepal.  Janardan Sharma, Hon’ble Finance Minister & Vice Chairman, IBN, Ms. Pampha Bhusal Hon’ble Minister for Energy, Water Resources & Irrigation Sushil Bhatta CEO, IBN also graced the occasion along with other dignitaries from Nepal & Abroad. During the ceremony Hon’ble Prime Minister praised  Sharma…

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The Pandemic

By : Abhinav Malhotra, Associate Editor-ICN World Insights to Covid-19 and its Health impact In the words of Ed Yong, a science journalist, “We long to return to normal but Normal led to this” As Yong rightly mentions, our model of accelerating into the future comprising of increased deforestation, intensive animal farming & unsystematic urbanization has been known to increase the risk of Zoonotic viruses entering humans and spreading with alarming ease. Here we are talking about the latest virus that has disrupted life around the globe, named Covid-19. A…

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The 3rd Wave

By : Dr. Samayug Bhowmik, Bureau Chief-ICN West Bengal KOLKATA : Already we have witnessed how many of us suffered and lost family members or loss of a nearer one either in first or second wave or in both during previous Covid 19 pandemics. Now death starts by Delta Plus at the beginning of the 3rd Wave. This Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 was first reported in India in October 2020 and has now spread to over 111 countries across the world. According to the latest update of the World Health…

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The Day Of Ashura Is Being Observed On 10th Muharram With Fasting And Prayer

Ashura marks the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Mohammed martyred in the year 680 while refusing the Caliph Yazid’s right to rule the Islamic world. NEW DELHI: One of the most significant events during the month is Ashura.Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It is also known as Muharram al-Haram, or the Sacred Muharram. Muslims around the world will be taking the time for introspection, thinking over their previous year and how they might wish to better themselves. This is on the 10th day…

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SJVN INKS MOU FOR 679 MW LOWER ARUN PROJECT WITH GOVT OF NEPAL

By: Vijay Kumar Verma, Group Editor-ICN World SHIMLA : A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed for the development of the 679 MW Lower Arun Hydro Power Project between SJVN & Investment Board of Nepal (IBN) in Kathmandu,  Nepal today. The MoU was signed by Nand Lal Sharma Chairman & Managing Director SJVN and Sushil Bhatta CEO, IBN in the  presence of Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal, Bishnu Prasad Paudel  and Ambassador of India in Nepal, Vinay Mohan Kwatra. Nand Lal Sharma informed that,SJVN Limited had bagged the 679 MW Lower…

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